A quilt is not only a relaxing bed cover: it is also a piece of art. The artisans that make our quilts choose quality vivid fabrics and organize them in an appealing work of art. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your taste.
Although the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to make sure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both warmth and excellent washing results.
Most of our quilts are sizable enough to reduce the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's sizing differs. We specify the quilt's measurements in addition to the determined drop for you to compare to the size you are trying to find. It is important to do your measuring before your purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
Yes, our quilts are undoubtedly washable in a washing machine! We advise the following standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only mild laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the initial washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar as well as 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This natural home remedy avoids hemorrhage and helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washing machine finishes to minimize wrinkles and also color-bleeding.
- Never ever place a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we absolutely recommend washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Facts
For hundreds of years, a number of tactics have been produced to make it simpler for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these methods is called paper piecing, which is nearly always taken advantage of to compose the elaborate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it name designates, uses a distinct paper pattern on which the fabric segments are sewn. The pattern leads the seamstress to perfectly sew the pieces together so that the finalized top will lie out flat. Techniques of this sort as this are an effective help to our quilt-makers!